Tag Archives: Women's Studies

The Madwoman’s Underclothes

by Germaine Greer

“[Greer] is, perhaps, one of the marvelous letter writers of an age that no longer trifles with them much. Her essays, columns and books–transcripts…

Literal Madness

by Kathy Acker

“Speaks to us out of a delightful mock-na’veté that reminds one at times of the Dick and Jane readers rewritten as manuals for politics…

Life and Death in Shanghai

by Nien Cheng

“The extraordinary story of an extraordinary woman who, despite 6 1/2 long years of imprisonment and torment in Communist China, not only survived but…

Great Expectations

by Kathy Acker

Beginning as a rewriting of Charles Dickens classic of the same name, Great Expectations spirals into Kathy Acker’s most notorious work of textual appropriation…

Empire of the Senseless

by Kathy Acker

Kathy Acker continues her post-modern explorations with a story set in a bleak world where the society we know is dying in its own…

Don Quixote

by Kathy Acker

“Scarified sensibility, subversive intellect, and predatory wit make her a writer like no other I know.” –Tom LeClair, The New York Times Book Review

Composing a Life

by Mary Catherine Bateson

“A masterwork of rare breadth and particularity, encompassing all the rhythms of five lives and friendships, and interweaving their stories in ways that reveal…

The Almond

by Nedjma

“Nedjma . . . has a gift for turning a beautiful phrase obscene and vice versa. . . . The novel is so genuinely…

Pussy, King of the Pirates

by Kathy Acker

“Acker discards, mangles, and rewrites literary conventions. Using words as weapons to smash her way into modernity, she pushes language to the tension point,…